From: Dave Cawley
Dartmouth United Kingdom
This thread seems to be about a HiFi amplifier, its subjective performance and its measurements ? I think I have got that right ?
To be honest I believe Stereophile have the right balance, except for one thing, and that is the long term listening experience. Use it for two weeks and then substitute say a Mcintosh, I think the difference might then be obvious. That is assuming that listener fatigue had not set in very soon anyway !
My philosophy is :
"if it measures well and sounds good, then it is good" : "if it measures badly and sounds bad then it is bad" : "if it measures badly and sounds good, then it could be improved" : "if it measures well but sounds bad then it is bad" © Dave Cawley
In this case I think the manufacturer would have been wise to specify the amplifier correctly, and maybe put a spin on how the triode drove the MOSFETs ?